HACKENSACK, N.J. (July 18, 2011) Researchers from the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center presented results from 14 cancer-related studies during the recently concluded American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which took place June 3 7, 2011 in Chicago. The studies examined new cancer treatments, ways to predict the best treatment outcomes, and patient quality of life issues.
"ASCO is a great venue for sharing best practices and learning about new treatment approaches we are proud to help contribute by presenting our recent scientific work," said Andre Goy, M.D., M.S., Chairman and Director and Chief of Lymphoma, John Theurer Cancer Center. "Our researchers will keep working to improve oncology and help develop some of the newest approaches to treating cancer. This will remain a priority for our cancer center."
Among other promising research, John Theurer Cancer Center investigators reported on a phase II study of carfilzomib, a new proteasome inhibitor to treat advanced multiple myeloma; the first phase III trial of anti-metabolite clofarabine against acute myelogenous leukemia; application of a new statistical model to predict mantle cell lymphoma survival and guide treatment choices; and a comparison of disease status and satisfaction with care among chronic myeloid leukemia patients.
"The innovative research we conduct brings tomorrow's treatments to our patients today," said Andrew L. Pecora, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.P.E., Chief Innovations Officer and Professor and Vice President of Cancer Services, John Theurer Cancer Center. "We have recently expanded our capabilities through the opening of an extraordinary new research and patient care facility, and it is our belief that this will enable us to further speed the pace of discovery and be even more prolific in our scientific publications."
Highlights of the Theurer Center presentations include:
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